Saturday, February 14, 2015

Bad week for news

Sharon Waxman at The Wrap sums up developments this week. (I was going to say "nicely" but there's nothing nice about what happened.)

Briefly: we lost Brian Williams (does anybody believe he'll return to the anchor chair after his six-month suspension?), Jon Stewart (he's only retiring, and he's not even doing that for a while, but if you didn't know better you'd certainly think people had trotted out their undoubtedly pending obits; as Stewart himself bemusedly put it, "Did I die?"), David Carr (a shocking death at a shockingly young 58), and Bob Simon (whose vitality belied his 73 years and whose death in a car accident in NYC was a sick cosmic joke for a veteran war correspondent).

One hell of a crummy week. Couldn't we hear something uplifting, like Rupert Murdoch was going broke?

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